Mission, Vision, and Values
Penn State Mont Alto is a Commonwealth Campus of Penn State, a multi-campus, land-grant public university that educates students from around the world.
Penn State Mont Alto’s instructional mission includes undergraduate and continuing education, offered through both resident education and digital learning, that provide students with a world-class education and personalized attention. We nurture the whole person and propel students to realize their educational and career goals in a supportive and engaging environment. Our curricular and co-curricular programs are enriched by the talent and creativity of a diverse, world-class faculty, students, and staff.
Our discovery activities are collaborative and interdisciplinary and involve faculty and students who aspire to push the frontiers of knowledge to improve learning and benefit society.
As an integral part of Pennsylvania’s land-grant university, Penn State Mont Alto is a gateway to a world-class education for citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. We actively partner with private-sector, educational, community, and governmental entities to foster the cultural, educational, and economic advancement of the communities we serve.
Penn State Mont Alto will be a vibrant, affordable, first-choice university campus where students thrive in a caring, inclusive, and discovery-rich learning environment.
INTEGRITY - We act with integrity in accordance with the highest academic, professional, and ethical standards.
RESPECT - We respect and honor the dignity of each person, embrace civil discourse, and foster a diverse, inclusive, and safe community.
RESPONSIBILITY - We act responsibly and hold ourselves accountable for our decisions, actions, and their consequences.
DISCOVERY - Through advanced research and scholarship, we seek and create new knowledge and understanding, and foster creativity and innovation, for society's benefit.
EXCELLENCE - We strive for excellence in all of our endeavors as individuals, an institution, and a leader in higher education and research.
COMMUNITY - We work together for the betterment of our University, the communities we serve, and the world.
Mont Alto Values:
We value every member of our campus community and the respectful treatment of others.
We commit to honesty and integrity and to assuming personal responsibility in our relationships with others.
We believe in excellence, providing education that is rigorous, well-rounded, and relevant and helping to prepare productive members of the community.
We contribute to local and global efforts to make our world a more sustainable place for future generations.
We value discovery and the creation and dissemination of new knowledge.